Virgil Sweet


Virgil Sweet

High School: Covington 1945


Inducted 1987

Coached H.S. teams to 342 victories in 25-yr career...20 of those were spent at Valparaiso where his sectional tourney record was 48-6...twice coached Vikings to final 8...noted for fielding fundamentally sound teams, especially in free-throw shooting...his 1963-64 team shot .792 for season, a national high school team record...member of that team, Mike Copper, set an individual record for high school players by hitting 409 consecutive free throws without leaving the line...coached 2 H.S. All-Americans and 54 players who went on to college ball...16 became coaches.

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